Queen of Babble in the Big City (Queen of Babble Series #2)

Queen of Babble in the Big City (Queen of Babble Series #2)

by Meg Cabot


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ISBN-13: 9780060852009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/26/2007
Series: Queen of Babble Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction The Princess Diaries and The Mediator series. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.


New York, New York

Place of Birth:

Bloomington, Indiana


B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991

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Queen of Babble in the Big City (Queen of Babble Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
CrazyDiva More than 1 year ago
Meg Cabot is my favorite author. I am so happy to get back into reading & she makes it easy with such great books. With my personal opinion that is kind of opposite from the main character but I still very much enjoy this book & book series. This is a great book. I highly recommend the whole series. I brag about these book to my friends & family.
simplykatie on LibraryThing 6 months ago
i liked the first one better. this one's plot i saw coming. but that might be because i know what the third book will be titled.
tipsister on LibraryThing 6 months ago
I just finished Queen of Babble in the Big City, by Meg Cabot. Arrghh! This book ended with such a cliffhanger! It's a good thing the third book is already out. I have to get a hold of that soon to see what happens. I read Queen of Babble (the 1st book) sometime last year. I enjoyed it, as I do most of Meg Cabot's books. It was a lot of fun and I loved the character of Lizzie. I also loved Luke. Now, I still think Lizzie is fabulous but I'm not so sure about Luke. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it but I think there's someone better for her. A lot better. Here's hoping for a happy ending.The book is about Lizzie, a recent college grad (almost) who is living with her boyfriend in a fabulous 5th Ave. apartment in New York. He's rich, she's not. She struggles to find a job, ultimately finding one she loves where she doesn't get paid. She has to take on an actual paying job to make ends meet. If you remember from the first book, and if you haven't read it please do, she has a talent for refurbishing vintage clothing, specifically wedding dresses. She goes through turmoil with her friends, her work and her love life in this sweet book. If you are fan of Sophie Kinsella or Emily Giffin I would recommend this series to you.Meg Cabot's books are for the most part lots of fun. I've read almost all of her books for adults over the last few years, and I'll get to reviewing them eventually. I try to alternate between a book that makes me think and a book that I know I'll just enjoy reading. I'm not saying that Meg's books don't make me think, they just make me think about things in a lighter, fluffier sort of way, which is so needed. They are perfect escape books. The only book I've read of hers that I didn't care for was the original The Princess Diaries. I am a huge fan of the movies (which are so different from the book) but I found the book to be not as fun. To be fair I haven't read the rest of the series. In all, I'm a big fan of Meg's.
scoutlee on LibraryThing 6 months ago
My Summary:After spending the summer in France, Lizzie, Luke, Shari and Chaz move to New York City to begin the next chapter in their lives. Luke and Lizzie move in together and their relationship quickly turns serious. Meanwhile, Chaz and Shari are drifting apart.As her three friends begin school and work, Lizzie struggles to find her niche. Chaz suggests she apply for the front desk receptionist at his father¿s law firm. It¿s about this time when she volunteers her services at a wedding gown boutique.Lizzie and her friends soon realize their dreams and goals for the big city may not go as planned.My thoughts:I enjoyed Queen of Babble in the Big City more so than the first book, Queen of Babble. Lizzie appeared to be more mature in this book. She still found herself in sticky situations, but overall handled them pretty well.What didn¿t work for me was her relationship with Luke. Luke appeared to be ¿too perfect¿ in Queen of Babble. In Queen of Babble in the Big City, I couldn¿t help but wonder what he was really up to.All in all, it was a quick read. The ending didn¿t feel abrupt and flowed with the storyline. I was quite pleased with the events that led up to the ending (actually I secretly wished for it all along). Then Luke had to throw a wrench in it.Why I read this book:Queen of Babble in the Big City has been sitting on my unread bookshelf for almost two years. And, okay, I just really enjoy reading serial books written by Meg Cabot!Do I recommend?Yes, but read the series in order. Fans of Meg Cabot will enjoy this trilogy.
lrobe190 on LibraryThing 6 months ago
When Lizzie Nichols returns with her boyfriend Luke to New York City, her plans of sharing an apartment with best friend Shari go up in smoke when Luke proposes living together. Lizzie agrees to a temporary arrangement, but insists that she pay some of the expenses. The only problem is, she has no job. Her dream is to have her own vintage clothing shop, specializing in wedding dress refurbishing. She manages to land a part-time job in a high end law firm, but gets in trouble when she becomes friendly with a socialite client.This is a typical Meg Cabot book...full of humor and zany escapades. Lizzie's romance with Luke is carried forward from the first book in the series, The Queen of Babble. This is a fun, quick read.
Ambrosia4 on LibraryThing 6 months ago
This is a fun return to the Lizzie Nichols universe Cabot first introduced us to in 'Queen of Babble'. Lizzie is now in New York City, moving to go after her dream of working in the vintage fashion industry. Sadly, the only job she can get in the field is a non-paying internship in a shop that refurbishes wedding gowns, her dream job. To supplement that income, she works as a lowly receptionist at a prestigious law firm. On top of that, her seemingly perfect boyfriend, Luke, has asked her to move in and her best friends Shari and Chaz are having relationship issues. Nothing is ever boring in the life of Lizzie Nichols!It's the perfect addition to the series, and Cabot's heroine continues to charm the reader with her bubbly personality and gleaming view of life, even in the big city. While her positive outlook may seem irritating, naive, and over-the-top to some readers, I find it refreshing and sweet. On the whole the book is fairly predictable, but I didn't read it for surprises and in the entertainment department, it definitely delivers. Cabot's use of humor is stellar and her characters make me laugh out loud. This is the type of book I read to cheer myself up. I finished it in a day and it's not a literary masterpiece, but that's not why this book was written. And it definitely lives up to it's predecessor! For those looking for fun, this is the book for them!
mcelhra on LibraryThing 6 months ago
Queen of Babble in the Big City is book two of Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble series. This review assumes that you have read the first book, Queen of Babble, and may have spoilers for it if you haven't.The beginning of this book finds Lizzie moving to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a certified wedding dress restorer. Luke is also in New York City pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. The two of them move into Luke's mother's apartment together while she is living in France with Luke's father.Lizzie is still a bumbling but likable heroine that has trouble keeping her mouth shut. Luke isn't as charming as he was in France, perhaps the honeymoon is coming to an end? This book had a couple of pretty big plot twists that surprised me. Before I started this book I thought I knew where it was going generally but I was wrong. Several colorful and amusing supporting characters are introduced - Lizzie's new friend Tiffany had me laughing out loud a few times.I listened to the audio version of this book which was narrated by Justine Eyre who also narrated the first Queen of Babble book. She did a great job as usual. Her voice for Tiffany was particularly fabulous.This book ended with a doozy of a cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the third book which I believe wraps up the series.
jendoyle2000 on LibraryThing 6 months ago
Now this is my kind of book. I love Meg Cabot's style, love the protagonist's voice. Perfect fluff!
yasarah on LibraryThing 6 months ago
This was a great follow-up to Queen of Babble. I can't wait for the next one to come out. It is reminiscent of Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic books.
Runa on LibraryThing 6 months ago
In this book, the hints begin to show up. To understand the Sherri thing (and see the hint dropping begin), I would read the first book, as it is a total shock in the second one. But then, the Chaz thing...you can see it coming. Maybe it's not a sure thing, but there are some subtle hints here and there, the biggest one being the fact that he is mentioned and discussed at length at all, as opposed to simply being the background character he was in the first book. The pattern of break-ups is painfully annoying, and feels like Andrew (and by extension, Luke) should never have even been mentioned, that maybe the story should have just been about Lizzie, Sherri, and Chaz to start from, instead of complicating things and as a result, making it repetitive and boring.Rating: 4/5
superblondgirl on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really, for some reason, want to hate Meg Cabot. I want to think that because she has written so many books (SO many!!), that she is writing utter trash and drivel. But I can't hate her, because her books are funny and true and compulsively readable. I couldn't put this down - I found myself needing just one more chapter, then just one more... I'm glad the end set me up for book 3, because I would be bummed if this series was over.
moecatj on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love the Queen of Babble series. I stayed up reading this one until 2am and now I can't wait for book 3. A chick lit book with a cliff hanger ending!
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I would like to buy an apatment please.
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Pays 10,000 dollars
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"Whats the biggest house?"
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All thre books were a great reads wish there were more books
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Love this book gr8 read for when ur traveling or something